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Tate Play is back for summer 2023

Tate Modern's summer exhibition invites you to discover boundless artistic expression through Rasheed Araeen's interactive masterpieces, Zero to Infinity and Shamiyaana IV. As part of the renowned UNIQLO Tate Play program, these captivating artworks offer visitors engaging experiences and memorable family-friendly activities.

Zero to Infinity, a mesmerizing installation first envisioned by Araeen in 1968, takes center stage in Tate Modern’s iconic Turbine Hall from 22 July until 28 August 2023. This dynamic artwork features 400 vibrantly colored geometric cubes, encouraging all ages to participate in a hands-on experience of stacking, tilting, and balancing. As visitors rearrange the cubes, new configurations emerge, showcasing an ever-changing display of infinite possibilities.

Shamiyaana IV (Food for Thought: Thought for Change) accompanies Zero to Infinity, enriching the overall art encounter. Araeen’s outside installation comprises four colorful gazebos, resembling a cozy cafe. However, it’s far more than just a cafe. Shamiyaana IV is an interactive and participatory artwork, bridging the gap between art and everyday life. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy complimentary food while engaging in discussions about art and various topics, fostering a sense of unity and connection among diverse individuals.

Rasheed Araeen, the visionary artist behind these groundbreaking creations, has made significant contributions to the art world. A London-based artist with a civil engineering background, Araeen’s multidisciplinary approach merges engineering, architecture, and social engagement. Notably, he played a pivotal role in curating the influential exhibition “The Other Story: Afro-Asian Artists in Post-War Britain” in 1989.

UNIQLO Tate Play, a program that aims to promote art engagement within families, seamlessly complements the exhibition. With year-round art activities inspired by iconic works from Tate’s collection, families get the opportunity to explore creativity together. From Ei Arakawa’s Mega Please Draw Freely to Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room, UNIQLO Tate Play facilitates transformative art experiences for all.

Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the world of Infinite Creativity at Tate Modern this summer. Be enchanted by Rasheed Araeen’s Zero to Infinity and engage in stimulating conversations at Shamiyaana IV. UNIQLO Tate Play ensures that families can bond, create, and celebrate art, making this a memorable and inspiring visit for everyone.

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